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 Vintage2010
TypeWhite
ProducerCornerstone Cellars (web)
VarietyChardonnay
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
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Community Tasting Notes (average 90.6 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/10/2013 & rated 91 points: Light lemon yellow color; ripe pear, floral, ripe peach nose; silky textured, tart pear, lemon, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points (2481 views)
 Tasted by isaacjamesbaker on 12/24/2012 & rated 90 points: Blind Tasting - Chardonnays; 12/24/2012-12/29/2012: Light gold. Pears, golden apple and a hint of lime on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel, showing rich texture and generous flavors of yellow and green apples. Toast, hazelnut and butter flavors add complexity but remain secondary. This shows a lot of intensity and depth. (1062 views)
 Tasted by iWineReport on 11/16/2012 & rated 90 points: This serves up pretty aromas of poached pears, tropical fruits, citrus zest as well as some smoky minerals and warm buttery oak. Crisp and bright on the palate with a beautiful sleek texture backed by a nice touch of acidity which leaves your mouth watering. The grapes come from 50% Yamhill-Carlton, 50% Chehalem Mountains and were in 100% French Oak of which 24% was new for 16 months sur lies. Only 166 Cases produced so if you come across this it is worthy of your attention. (Best 2012-2017) (906 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 11/14/2012 & rated 90 points: Light lemon yellow color; ripe lemon, lemon curd, tart pear, light vanilla nose; tasty, tart lemon, tart pear palate with richness and good acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ points (13.5% alcohol; sample provided by winery) (2560 views)
 Tasted by MoreWinePlease on 8/30/2012 & rated 92 points: Tasted non-blind from a chilled bottle, with and w/o food over 3hours, this is a very tasty example of just how good Oregon chardonnay can get. More Burgundian than the still too many fat and/or overoaked California examples, this is something of a cross between a well endowed Chablis and a Corton-Charlemagne. Pale straw/lemon in color, the nose has some lemon/melon followed by a focused palate of refined flavors that gets better with each sip. Starts out bright, tight and crisp and eventually develops into a fine and rich reward of barely noticable spice, fruit and fine acidity. Nice mouth feel. This will definately get better and more rewarding over the next 2-5yrs but can be enjoyed now with some decanting to let it open up and show its stuff. Made by the former winemaker at Domaine Serene. (993 views)

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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines
(Cornerstone “Willamette Valley” Chardonnay (Oregon)) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/10/2013)
(Cornerstone Cellars Chardonnay Willamette Valley) Light lemon yellow color; ripe pear, floral, ripe peach nose; silky textured, tart pear, lemon, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points  91 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (11/14/2012)
(Cornerstone Cellars Chardonnay Willamette Valley) Light lemon yellow color; ripe lemon, lemon curd, tart pear, light vanilla nose; tasty, tart lemon, tart pear palate with richness and good acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ points (13.5% alcohol; sample provided by winery)  90 points
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